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An outsider's guide to humans : what science taught me about what we do and who we are / Camilla Pang, PHD.

Pang, Camilla, (author).

Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 306 PANG (Text) 34304000986876 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 306 PAN (Text) 33187004743353 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 306 PANG (Text) 34330513495680 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 306 PANG (Text) 30403002425577 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 02/02/2021
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 306 Pang (Text) 31208913210169 new non-fiction Reshelving -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 306 PAN (Text) 30032010799523 NEW ADULT Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 306 PAN (Text) 31951004542061 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984881632
  • Physical Description: xiv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"An instruction manual for life, love, and relationships by a brilliant young scientist whose Asperger's syndrome allows her--and us--to see ourselves in a different way...and to be better at being human Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her. Desperate for a solution, she asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. With no blueprint to life, Pang began to create her own, using the language she understands best: science. That lifelong project eventually resulted in An Outsider's Guide to Humans, an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in--which is helpful to even the most neurotypical thinker. Camilla Pang uses a set of scientific principles to examine life's everyday interactions: How machine learning can help us sift through data and make more rational decisions How proteins form strong bonds, and what they teach us about embracing individual differences to form diverse groups Why understanding thermodynamics is the key to seeking balance over seeking perfection How prisms refracting light can keep us from getting overwhelmed by our fears and anxieties, breaking them into manageable and separate "wavelengths" Pang's unique perspective of the world tells us so much about ourselves--who we are and why we do the things we do--and is a fascinating guide to living a happier and more connected life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Social norms.
Human behavior.
Manners and customs.

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